Help Desperate Families from Pakistan Disasters

by Afghan Institute of Learning

Dear Globalgiving Donor,

Thank you for donating to our project, Help Earthquake Survivors in Northern Pakistan. We appreciate the support we have received from you in the past, and we will continue to support those displaced by the earthquake in our Educational Learning Centers (as of May 2009 there were 302 people displaced by the earthquake in AIL Education Learning Centers, and 24 students displaced by the earthquake in AIL schools).

We have decided at this time to change the focus of our emergency services project to serve some of the up to 3 million people displaced by fighting in the Swat Valley. We are working to provide food and dishes to internally displaced people in two camps near Peshawar, Pakistan. We are also planning to provide sewing training to the women in these camps.

Once again, thank you for your support in the past. We hope that you can find it in your heart to help us alleviate a small portion of the suffering felt by those displaced by the conflict in Swat Valley.

AIL continues to support people who were displaced during the earthquakes in October 2005. During 2008 AIL taught sewing and literacy skills to 691 in three Women’s Learning Centers (WLC) in Northern Pakistan. One of these learning centers was established specifically for those affected by the earthquake. Many of the women coming to the WLC’s for sewing courses use these skills to help support their families.

During 2008 AIL also served 71 students displaced by the earthquakes in three schools.

In October 2005, a devastating earthquake erupted in Pakistan, killing over 80,000 people and impacting over 4 million more people. The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) staff in Pakistan began responding immediately to aid earthquake survivors by gathering blankets, cushions, and clothes in October 2005 and distributing a shipment of medicine from Direct Relief International in November 2005.

Many of the earthquake survivors have moved to Peshawar, Pakistan and continue to be helped by AIL in Learning Centers. From January to June 2008 there were 6 centers and schools serving a total of 406 survivors.

In April 2007, the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) made a delivery of floor coverings to various communities in the earthquake areas. In Peshawar, displaced earthquake survivors continue to study in AIL schools and Women’s Learning Centers. There were 385 women studying literacy and skills classes in the centers and 146 students in various grades in the schools.


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Organization Information

Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Founder & CEO
Dearborn, Michigan United States

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Thanks to 190 donors like you, a total of $40,218 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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